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Fatty liver

Fatty liver: Introduction

Fatty liver: A condition which is characterized by the accumulation fatty deposits in the liver. See detailed information below for a list of 61 causes of Fatty liver, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Fatty liver: Symptom Checker

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Fatty liver Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Fatty liver may include:

  • Abstinence from alcohol may reverse steatosis in patients with alcohol-related fatty liver. Weight loss and control of comorbidities appear to slow the disease and to possibly reverse some of the steatosis and fibrosis
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Fatty liver: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Fatty liver

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Fatty liver: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Fatty liver

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Causes of Fatty liver listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Fatty liver:

Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of FATTY ACIDS.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Yellow discoloration as a result of the accumulation of certain fats (triglycerides) in the liver; can be caused by alcoholic cirrhosis or pregnancy or exposure to certain toxins
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Yellow discoloration of the liver due to fatty degeneration of liver parenchymal cells.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Fatty liver

The list below shows some of the causes of Fatty liver mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Fatty liver?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Fatty liver. Of the 61 causes of Fatty liver that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 58 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Fatty liver:

The following list of conditions have 'Fatty liver' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Fatty liver:

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Causes of Fatty liver Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Fatty liver based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Fatty liver:

    Steatosis, hepatic, Hepatic steatosis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Fatty liver:

    Medical Conditions associated with Fatty liver:

    Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Liver problems (1613 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Soft tissue symptoms (100 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Fatty liver:

    Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Hepatitis (42 causes), Liver disease, Abetalipoproteinaemia, Acute fatty liver of pregnancy, Berardinelli lipodystrophy syndrome, Berardinelli-Seip congenital lipodystrophy, Cirrhosis, Alcohol consumption

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